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Title: Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study

Abstract

We numerically examine the time-dependent properties of nonlinear bistable multilayer structures for constant wave illumination. We find that our system exhibits both steady-state and self-pulsing solutions. In the steady-state regime, we examine the dynamics of driving the system between different transmission states by injecting pulses, and we find optimal pulse parameters. We repeat this work for the case of a linear periodic system with a nonlinear impurity layer. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216396
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-651X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; SWITCHES; KERR EFFECT; NONLINEAR OPTICS; ENERGY GAP; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Lidorikis, E., and Soukoulis, C. M. Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.
Lidorikis, E., & Soukoulis, C. M. Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.
Lidorikis, E., and Soukoulis, C. M. Mon . "Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.
@article{osti_20216396,
title = {Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study},
author = {Lidorikis, E. and Soukoulis, C. M.},
abstractNote = {We numerically examine the time-dependent properties of nonlinear bistable multilayer structures for constant wave illumination. We find that our system exhibits both steady-state and self-pulsing solutions. In the steady-state regime, we examine the dynamics of driving the system between different transmission states by injecting pulses, and we find optimal pulse parameters. We repeat this work for the case of a linear periodic system with a nonlinear impurity layer. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
issn = {1063-651X},
number = 5,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}